Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Believe in the Magic of Christmas

I decided to attempt my first shaker card last night.  To start I used the stitched rectangle from Mama Elephant's Femme Frames and the die cut for the snow globe from Mama Elephant's Believe in Magic coordinating dies to cut out the center panel.  The red panel was die cut with the scalloped die in the Femme Frames set.  I stamped one of the bases for the snow globe in Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  I used a Versamark pen and Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder to outline the snow globe opening.  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo black ink.  For the inside of the snow globe I used blue water color for the background with clear Wink of Stella.  I stamped and die cut the skyline and reindeer and glued them to the background.  I used Memento London Fog to stamp the water bubble.

I had trouble putting the shaker card together.  First, I forgot the clear panel, so I had to redo the foam tape on the back of the white panel.  Then I tried to attach the background to the white front panel without the Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins!  When I finally did get the sequins in there, I accidentally taped the whole front panel to my craft mat!

After all the madness I finally got it put together.  I think it turned out pretty cute, but I didn't realize how much effort shaker cards took.

I am entering this card into the Mama Elephant and Me Holiday Cards & Tags Challenge.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your first shaker, beware though... they are addictive lol. So glad you could join us at Mama Elephant & Me!